Spider Veins Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona
Spider Veins gaining their name from their unique look and the tendency to spread as individuals age, spider veins can appear anywhere on your body. Like varicose veins, spider veins are veins that are much smaller that have become dilated and do not properly push the blood through the valves in the veins back up to the heart. This leads to the pooling of blood in the smaller superficial (close to the skin) veins.
Western Vascular Institute has been leading the venous specialty field in Phoenix, AZ since 2005. We have vein clinics located throughout the Phoenix metro area & Payson where we are able to offer hospital-based surgical & endovascular care to patients in the area. The board-certified vein surgeons at Western Vascular Institute are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment to patients suffering from spider veins. They will take the time to answer any questions that you may have and help discover the best treatment plan for you. For more information, call our vein and vascular clinics in Payson, Mesa and Phoenix, AZ at (480) 668-5000 schedule an appointment today!
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small vessels that are twisted and turned that affect capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the body. According to WebMD there are several factors that cause spider veins such as:
- Hormonal influences of pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
- A history of blood clots
What Are the Symptoms of Spider Veins?
Each individual is different and each persons symptoms could possibly be different, but John Hopkins listed a few symptoms that are common to people with spider veins:
• Swelling in the legs
• Heaviness in the legs
• Tiredness in the legs
How Are Spider Veins Diagnosed?
Physical examination by your vascular surgeon while standing to check for swelling. Your surgeon may also request ultrasound testing to check the functionality of the valves in your veins.
How Are Spider Veins Treated?
Using an ultrasound to direct the placement of a small needle the vascular surgeon will inject a sclerosing agent into the spider vein that will help the vein break down naturally and be reabsorbed by the body’s natural processes. The sclerosing agent causes the veins to collapse and for blood to reroute through healthier veins.
Schedule an Appointment for Spider Vein Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
If you have been experiencing symptoms of spider veins it is important that you schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained vein disease specialists. They will diagnose your symptoms and discover the best treatment option for you. For more information about our Vein Center in Phoenix, AZ, please call (480) 668-5000 to schedule your appointment today.